Skip to comments.National, World Leaders Vote to End Human Right Violations Against LGBT Persons; [Barf Alert]
Posted on 11/21/2005 2:09:12 PM PST by ncountylee
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- LGBT elected and appointed leaders from across the United States and around the world passed an historic resolution in Seattle this weekend at the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference calling upon "all nations and governments to adopt a vocal, clear and consistent policy on international human rights abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people that includes a call on other countries to abolish sodomy laws."
Attendees, some who traveled from as far away as Sri Lanka and Poland, vowed to continue to bring attention to the horrific record of some countries on this issue. For instance:
-- There are reports that in Iran more than 4,000 citizens have been executed since 1979 because they are gay or lesbian;
-- In Malaysia, "carnal intercourse against the order of nature" is punishable by up to 20 years' imprisonment and whipping; and
-- Being gay in Saudi Arabia can lead to jail terms or even beheadings.
The conference is a program of the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute, the non-profit sister organization of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. The leaders also approved a resolution to "encourage all LGBT legislators and all other LGBT public officials to be open and honest about their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression so that their input on future legislation and proposals will be enhanced by a freedom to share both unique and common professional and personal life experiences with their colleagues and the constituents they represent."
"These resolutions reflect the quality of the discussions that occurred and the seriousness of the issues discussed. As the LGBT community continues to gain voices at all levels of policy- making and implementation, it's incumbent that we continue to speak up for those whose voices are silenced in countries that deny them rights simply because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender," says Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute President and CEO Chuck Wolfe.
The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference was presented by the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute in collaboration with the International Network of Lesbian and Gay Officials.
The host committee co-chairs were State Rep. Ed Murray (Washington) and City Council Member Dan Baker (Long Beach, California). Attendees also heard from Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire and U.S. Reps. Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin.
Press release and DNC talking points.
But its Bush that makes people hate us! Not the spread of filth like this! Nosiree!
Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund?
Exactly what are we claiming victory over here, folks?
Why they will be able to claim victory when we have to accept their lifestyle totally.......with threat of jail for not doing so if need be.
Notice how they're citing all the Islamic nations of the world (i.e. - all the places the left wants us to imitate?)
I'm not backing any more activist causes until France gets out of the occupied territory surrounding Paris.
I dont know what leaders these were and I dont care, If a person wants to make love to their own gender thats up to them, but dont expect me to condone it. And leave kids alone.
I can see it now:
"The chair recognizes congressman Franks"
Franks: "I like taking it up the butt so you should listen to me when I say that we need to raise taxes"
How does practicing sexual perversion increase anyone's credibility?
FReepmail if you want on/off the ping list.
If they get this approved, will they finally agree to shut up!!???
Don't count on it.
Chuck Wolfe is the president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute, the nations leading organization that recruits, trains and supports openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender candidates, campaign staff and officials. The organization is nonpartisan and works at the federal, state and local levels. He is responsible for the organizations strategic planning and has put in place an aggressive growth plan, which includes building a presence in 13 Horizon states that lack any openly gay or lesbian public officials.
Mr. Wolfe has an extensive background in politics, issue advocacy and organizational development. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the American Legacy Foundation, which was created as a result of the 46-state settlement with the tobacco industry. Mr. Wolfe was the Foundations first employee and initiated programs such as the renowned TRUTH campaign. He has emerged as a leading authority in the public health movement to reduce the devastating effects of tobacco use. Numerous media outlets, including 60 Minutes, have featured his efforts; the National Tobacco Control Conference, the National Governors Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Cancer Society have showcased his expertise; and several state governments and national campaigns have sought his counsel.
Mr. Wolfe entered the public and non-profit sector as an appointee to the late Florida Governor Lawton Chiles. In addition to serving on the governors 1994 reelection campaign as operations manager, he served the governor for seven years in such capacities as director of external affairs, director of tobacco control and executive director of the Miami Financial Oversight Board. During his tenure, among numerous other achievements, Mr. Wolfe developed and implemented programs that aided the relief efforts of Hurricane Andrew, the City of Miamis financial emergency and the Florida Tobacco Pilot Program.
Mr. Wolfe, an Eagle Scout, has a long history of leadership within the Boy Scouts of America, including a two-year term on the National Executive Board. For over ten years he has been active and outspoken in the effort to rid scouting of its discriminatory policies towards gays and lesbians.
Mr. Wolfe is a 1985 graduate of Stetson University in Florida and completed the Negotiating Skills Seminar at the J.F.K. School of Government of Harvard University in 1997. A native of Florida, he moved to Washington, D.C. in 1999, and is an active member of the Foundry United Methodist Church.
The Muslims won't comply. If the LGBT try to enforce the anti-homosexual abuse laws through the UN, they just might destroy each other. The rest of America could just watch.
Eh, it's only a thought.
"Once people serve with an openly gay or lesbian officeholder, they become comfortable and knowledgeable," he says. "That's the way politics work -- it's the relationships that get things done. If we truly want equality, it's going to happen because we're sitting there at the table with these relationships and able to get things done."
MW: What's the main thing that a candidate needs to be trained for to keep it (gay/lesbian) from becoming a negative issue for them?
WOLFE: Message, message, message. You have to truly know what your message is going to be and how to stay on that message. If anybody tries to divert you, you answer the question quickly and succinctly, and connect it to your message. It is consistent delivery of your message that will break through and help a candidate get elected. It's those candidates we're after, the ones who can break through whatever's thrown at them and stay on message.
just so long as they destroy it somewhere outside of New York....
Chuck Salem, Ryan Tisch, Chuck Wolfe, and Denis Dison at Yum Yum Tea.
Camp Shots (photos)
Scince he's so worried about adverse health risks from tobacco, I wonder what he plans to do about this????..
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